Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins made the following statement regarding the Missouri Senate’s passage of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program:

“The opioid epidemic has impacted many communities across the country, including rural Missouri. There are no simple fixes, but we applaud the Missouri Senate for taking decisive action to help curb abuse by voting to establish a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. We encourage the House to move this legislation forward so Missouri can join the other 49 states with a PDMP and make doctor shopping a thing of the past.”